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Date:      Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:21:18 -0600
From:      Chad Perrin <>
Subject:   Re: 2020: Will BSD and Linux be relevant anymore?
Message-ID:  <20110721212118.GB69737@guilt.hydra>
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On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 07:18:21PM +0100, Bruce Cran wrote:
> On 21/07/2011 18:00, Chad Perrin wrote:
> >I suspect those drivers are the drivers that have *survived*. I saw=20
> >hardware suddenly stop working because of driver issues just between=20
> >SP1 and SP2 of XP -- including, in one case, the hard drive that had=20
> >the OS on it. The system would start booting, then unload the driver=20
> >because it was not "compatible", thus losing contact with the very=20
> >hard drive from which it was loading the OS. Maybe I was just lucky,=20
> >though.=20
> Obviously Microsoft does introduce new driver technologies with new OS=20
> releases: there was a new video architecture in Vista, for example.=20
> However, they do seem rather good at supporting older technologies such=
> as TDI, and I suspect those drivers that fail aren't very well written.

I have less faith in the correctness of MS Windows than you, evidently.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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